Fernando Rostock, CIO, Yamaha Motor of Brazil; Frank Koja, Managing Director, Kyndryl Brazil; and Alexandre Maioral, President, Oracle Brazil.
Sao Paulo, August 29, 2022 - Kyndryl (NYSE: KD), the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider, and Yamaha Motor of Brazil announced an agreement to help modernize and migrate the motorcycle company’s management workloads to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for business scalability and flexibility, allowing the company more time to focus on innovation.
Yamaha has grown in the last five years by 86.8% and has recently seen a significant increase in its sales as motorcycles purchases are rapidly expanding in Brazil. As a result, the company needed to transform its IT infrastructure to support new business strategies and drive more agility in sales operations.
Kyndryl’s experienced consultants worked with Yamaha’s IT team to re-envision the company’s transformation strategy to help prepare their current infrastructure for a cloud migration to enable more scalability and flexibility in all the operations. Kyndryl is helping Yamaha migrate more than 40 databases and 29 Oracle applications from an on-premises infrastructure to OCI in the next few months. With this migration, Oracle will handle the implementation and transition and Kyndryl will manage tracking the process and running the cloud environment.
Yamaha chose Kyndryl due to its extensive experience building, modernizing and managing infrastructure to host critical application workloads with the agility and speed of service required for rapid application modernization.
"Migrating to the cloud is at the heart of the digital transformation journey, so we can remain competitive, innovate with greater speed and security, besides meeting user needs. The model offered by Oracle for acquiring annual credits ensures greater cost control, which is one of the main points of concern when migrating to the cloud. Another benefit is the lift-shift strategy, which will allow for a movement with few adjustments in the applications. Kyndryl was chosen for its global partnership with Oracle and experience of its professionals, ensuring success in moving and sustaining the workload for OCI.", says Alexandre Otero, Head of Infrastructure at Yamaha.
Migrating to the cloud will make the system more robust and enable Yamaha’s infrastructure to become more scalable. It will also enable the use of more than 80 services in the OCI which will accelerate the development and deployment of world-class applications. Kyndryl will provide management and maintenance services for Yamaha's Oracle and cloud applications, allowing the company more time to focus on innovation. With 24x7 support, monitoring and backups necessary for Yamaha's business resilience will be carried out, in addition to offering the necessary governance and security for the environment.
“The collaboration leverages Kyndryl's strategic partnership with Oracle to help Yamaha modernize its applications and workloads to accelerate its journey to the cloud”, says Frank Koja, Managing Director, Kyndryl Brazil.
Kyndryl (NYSE “KD”) designs, builds, manages and modernizes the complex mission-critical information systems on which the world depends every day. Kyndryl's more than 90,000 employees serve more than 4,000 customers in more than 60 countries around the world, including 75% of Fortune 100 companies. For more information, visit www.kyndryl.com.
About Yamaha Motor of Brazil
The three tuning fork brand – a reference to the well-known shield with three overlapping tuning forks, was established in Brazil in 1970 as Yamaha Motor do Brasil Ltda. It was Yamaha's first subsidiary outside Japan and also the first motorcycle manufacturer to be effectively installed in the country. In October 1974, it started producing the first national model - the Yamaha RD 50 - in Guarulhos, São Paulo. In 1985, it established itself in Manaus, Amazonas with a second factory, Yamaha Motor da Amazônia Ltda. Today there are 19 models of motorcycles manufactured in Brazil, 7 models of WaveRunner (water vehicles), 25 models of outboard motors and a network of around 460 authorized and qualified dealerships and points of sale in service and quality services. Learn more about Yamaha's history at the link: https://www3.yamaha-motor.com.br/nossahistoria
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